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What to see by car: Newquay
Cornwall is a delightful destination and many lovely day trips can be made
from Newquay by car. Southeast of Newquay lies another 'riviera'. A contrast
of scale and drama to the north coast, this coastline is a gentle blend of secluded
beaches and coves, sheltered bays and estuaries or inlets leading to picturesque
fishing harbours like Charlestown, Mevagissey or Gorran Haven. The close-set
houses and steep lanes of Fowey, tumbling down to a waterfront were made famous
by author Daphne du Maurier. This is a place to sail, to walk, to explore unusual
shops and enjoy wonderful seafood.
Other places of interest only a short drive away includes Trerice, where there
is a lovely Elizabethan manor and gardens, or Prideaux Place at nearby Padstow,
which is famous for its open-air drama and opera. Meanwhile, the beautiful Georgian
estate of Pencarrow, near Bodmin, is reached by a mile-long drive through an
ancient British encampment.
Tintagel is an enchanting place steeped in history. King Arthur was a Cornishman,
and so was Merlin, the famous magician who still reputedly casts a spell over
all who stand on the battlements at Tintagel. Here, legend has it, the Round
Table was planned, the quest for the Holy Grail launched, and nearby, the last
battle with Mordred fought.
For the ultimate day-out, why not take the car to Land's End and fly to the
sub-tropical paradise of St Mary's, Tresco and the other Scilly Isles? Alternatively,
you can see Cornwall's most famous landmarks from a different angle, relaxing
on a fully catered coastal cruise from Penzance. There is entertainment on board
and more on shore-most famously at the Minack, a Roman-style amphitheatre carved
from the cliff-face and looking out over the blue Atlantic.
Selection of hotels in this region:
Watergate Bay Hotel
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